I am a sucker for bliss balls, I think that two of them make for the perfect afternoon or morning tea! These soft and textured chocolate coffee and pistachio balls are better suited for that 3pm pick up, due to the little bit of coffee in them.
This post is sponsored by Griffith Bros. Coffee Co
Reis and I have also enjoyed taking these to work or for an after dinner snack. All those dates give you a good natural sugar kick.
- 16 dates
- 2 shots espresso (Griffith Bro's Just Fair)
- 2tbs cocoa or cacao powder
- ½ cup coconut
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup pistachios
- Place all ingredients except for the pistachios and sunflower seeds into the blender and blend until smooth. TIP: The mixture should be slightly sticky but not so sticky that it won't hold together. You can add additional almond meal if you feel it is too sticky or more coconut oil if too dry. The reason this may vary is due to the size of the dates used.
- Add in sunflower seeds and pulse lightly, leaving them mostly whole or half size to give texture.
- Remove mixture from food processor.
- Without washing the processor, place the pistachios in and pulse a few times until roughly chopped.
- Set aside on a plate.
- Take a large scoop of the mixture with a teaspoon and roll the mixture into balls.
- Roll the balls into the pistachio mix until the ball is coated with the pistachios.
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